Aesthetic Surgery

The Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery offers a 12 month Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery commencing July of each year.

Number of Positions 1
1 year
Site The Plastic Surgery Clinic and other practices in the Greater Toronto Area
Fellowship Director Dr. Jamil Ahmad

The Fellowship is designed to encompass the full depth and breadth of Aesthetic Surgery including facial rejuvenation surgery, rhinoplasty, breast and body contouring surgery, and female cosmetic genital surgery. Additionally, the fellow will gain experience with minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments including energy based therapies, injectables, and skin care. Fellows will gain experience in practice management and the business of aesthetic surgery. Fellows work on a daily basis with Dr. Jamil Ahmad, Dr. Frank Lista, and Dr. Ryan Austin at the Plastic Surgery Clinic. Fellows will also rotate regularly at ICLS Dermatology & Plastic Surgery with Dr. Julie Khanna, Dr. Sheetal Sapra, and Dr. Maryam Saheb-Al-Zamani, as well as with Dr. Derek Ford and Dr. Lawrence Tong. There will be opportunity to spend time in other practices in the Greater Toronto Area. It is expected that the fellow participates in all aspects of Divisional activity including call, seminars and rounds, and teaching. Fellows must complete a research project during their fellowship. There will be opportunity for the fellow to attend aesthetic surgery educational meetings.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact or to visit the Fellowship Supervisor, Dr. Jamil Ahmad. Decisions of the application process are made in the fall of the year prior to commencement of the fellowship.

Educational Objectives

At the end of this fellowship, the Fellow will acquire the following skills:


  • Gain experience in the management of common concerns from aesthetic patients.
  • Gain an understanding of the analysis and comprehensive management of the aesthetic patient.
  • Understand the principles and management of aesthetic surgery areas which may include facial rejuvenation surgery, rhinoplasty, breast and body contouring surgery, and female cosmetic genital surgery.
  • Review literature, prepare and present rounds, teach at resident and undergraduate level and understand the clinical research process.


  • Gain experience in analysis of and treatment planning for the aesthetic patient.
  • Gain experience in analysis of and treatment planning for nonsurgical treatments including skin care for aesthetic patient.
  • Learn about the longitudinal management of the aesthetic patient through the course of their treatment.
  • Gain experience in working with a group of other physicians, nurses and office staff.
  • Learn practice management and the business of aesthetic surgery in a variety of plastic surgery practice settings.


  • Become proficient in common aesthetic surgery procedures of the face and nose, and breasts and body.
  • Acquire technical expertise in performing minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments.
  • Acquire technical expertise in emergent plastic surgery procedures.

Job Description


  • Assist in the preoperative assessment, surgery, and postoperative care of the supervisor’s and other faculties’ patients.
  • Attend clinics including that of the supervisor and other faculty.
  • Assist in the operating room of the supervisor and other faculty.
  • Manage fellow and resident aesthetic surgery patients in both clinic and the operating room.
  • Care for emergent patient needs on-call including in the emergency department and operating room.
  • Assist in the clinical teaching responsibilities of the Division including the teaching of residents.

It is clearly understood that none of the above responsibilities will in anyway interfere with the Residency Training Program but will complement the continuous teaching of residents.


Complete a clinical research project and prepare it for presentation and publication.


This fellowship is funded through a stipend and clinical billings. The fellow is responsible for CPSO registration fees and CMPA membership fees.


Interested applicants are expected to have successfully completed residency training in Plastic Surgery and must be eligible for an Independent Practice Certificate of Registration from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ontario (CPSO) by the start of the fellowship.

Application Requirements

Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, a personal statement outlining why you want to pursue aesthetic surgery fellowship training (limit 500 words), and 3 letters of reference. All application materials may be sent by email to the fellowship supervisor, Dr. Jamil Ahmad.


Dr. Jamil Ahmad
The Plastic Surgery Clinic
1421 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5G 3H5
Phone: (905) 278-7077